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Apr 10

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CB13 says:

Been thinking a lot....

lately(shite weather means I can't go out on the bike or go fishing)and got to wondering why motorcycle and car service intervals are now so many miles OR months.Until fairly recently it was just a certain amount of miles.I cannot figure out why a time limit has come into it.Vehicles now have electronic fuel injection that doesn't go out of balance like carbs used to,electronic ignition that either works or you need a new unit and oils are so much better now and last for many thousands of miles(my Tiguan only needs a service/oil change every 25-30,000miles yet my Fiesta is every 12,500miles/12months).My Street TriplyR is every 6,000miles/12months.It's due a service because of the time factor despite only having done 4,500miles.Next year it's due a hugely expensive 12,000mile/24month service and I will probably only have 8.5-9,000miles on it.So why has the service criteria changed?Is it just a way for the dealers to make more money?Anyone know?

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